Exploring turnover intention of construction managers in China

Du, Jian Jian, Zhou, Jie, Liu, Chunlu and Picken, David 2006, Exploring turnover intention of construction managers in China, Journal of construction research, vol. 7, no. 1-2, pp. 191-205, doi: 10.1142/S160994510600061X.

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Title Exploring turnover intention of construction managers in China
Author(s) Du, Jian Jian
Zhou, Jie
Liu, ChunluORCID iD for Liu, Chunlu orcid.org/0000-0003-1144-4355
Picken, David
Journal name Journal of construction research
Volume number 7
Issue number 1-2
Start page 191
End page 205
Publisher World Scientific Publishing
Place of publication Singapore
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1609-9451
Keyword(s) China
construction managers
turnover intention
Summary Employee turnover has been identified as one of the principal causes of poor performance, low competitiveness and high technology loss in the construction industry. Construction managers normally acquire knowledge and skills in construction methods and management techniques on the basis of long-term practice, and their turnover can significantly impact on a construction organisation's survival and development. Therefore, there has been an increasing need to understand the major critical variables affecting the turnover of construction managers. The aims of this research were to determine these variables and use them to develop a quantitative turnover prediction model. A system framework was first developed to categorise all turnover variables into job satisfaction, organisation commitment and demographic variables and the turnover intention was measured in diverse directions. Based on an empirical study in Hubei province in China, the statistical results indicate that seven job satisfaction and organisational commitment variables dominate the turnover intentions of construction managers.
Language eng
DOI 10.1142/S160994510600061X
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2007
Copyright notice ©2006, World Scientific Publishing Company
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007045

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